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Ben Goldacre is a medical doctor who investigates the real effects of medicines & drugs and how pharmaceutical companies can absolutely legally hide unfavourable trial results. Even some academic papers which we believe are ‘objective’ and reliable are often planned, and written by people who covertly work for those same companies. He wrote “Bad Science” which just came out recently, read more about it here.

If you do not have time to read through the whole book, watch this TED video which explains it all.


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Need A New Kidney? Print It.

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In a few years time, this will be our daily reality.

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What we really need to teach kids in science class: The BS (Bad Science) detector by Sharon Begley, based on Ben Goldacre (of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) new book, “Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks”.

Observational studies (such eating an olive oil based diet etc…) are not a reliable basis for health advice.

Also, ignore the law of regression to the mean at your own risks. Example: attributing recovery from many ailments to the treatment is ignoring the fact that they have a natural cycle (i.e. they disappear after a while), and that people tend to seek treatment at the peak of their discomfort (i.e. they would start to get better anyway).

Read along if you want to learn about a really interesting experiment done in the classroom…

Click on this link to the Newsweek article.

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Modern Science and Eastern Mysticism

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Early 20th century scientific research on how the brain stores memories had shown that rats could still run a maze with a major part of their brain removed, which brought about the conclusion that memories were not stored in the brain, but throughout the whole body (the basis of the scientific proof of the mind-body connection).

Karl Pribram, in his pioneering work on the brain and the nervous system which led to the development of the holonomic model, shows that memories are stored, not in cells, but as wave patterns. His breakthrough discovery that the Human nervous system functions a hologram opened a whole new dimension to how we see the Mind and the nervous system (have you ever heard that we are only using 10% of the capacities of our brain?). A hologram is a light field resulting from the interference of two light beams (one of them going through an object) on a recording medium which appears as a 3D object. One of the interesting qualities of the hologram is that if you break the holographic plate, you get 2 whole pictures.

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